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Continuing Adjunct Faculty Education (CAFE)

Continuing Adjunct Faculty Education (CAFE) Credits - Compensation Program

What does the program do?: Provide compensation to adjunct faculty for ongoing training and professional development related to Teaching, Learning, and Student Success. 

Why does EMCC support the program?: Adjunct faculty provide significant learning opportunities to community college students. Investing in adjunct faculty development, and their success in the learning environment, impacts student success.

Who coordinates the CAFE?: The adjunct faculty development program is coordinated in conjunction with EMCC's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the colleges Professional Learning Community (PLC) advisory team.


  • Individuals must be an adjunct faculty member currently teaching at EMCC to be eligible for the CAFE credit program.
  • "Credits" cannot be carried over from one semester OR academic year to another.
  • A maximum of 9 hours will be compensated from the approved workshops offered for compensation. (*Attend as many workshops as desired, but compensation is limited to 9 hours from approved CAFE workshops, which are listed as "Teaching & Learning" and "Learning Technologies".)
  • Funding is limited. Individuals who have not received compensation in prior semesters will be given first priority for compensation consideration. 

To participate:

  1. Register for CTL or Saturday "Teaching and Learning" or "Learning Technologies" workshops via CTL registration site
  2. Sign in and attend the workshops (*Must attend the entire workshop, no partial credit for partial attendance)
  3. Keep track of the CAFE-approved workshops you attend each semester. You may download the CAFE credit form to help you with this.
  4. Complete and print the form, sign the form, and submit to the CTL Administrative Secretary ( by May 4, 2018. The CTL Administrative Secretary will also be tracking your progress during the semester but submitting the form will insure accuracy in compensation.

Funding is limited and priority is given to first-time participants. Based on attendance at approved workshops offered by EMCC's CTL, adjunct faculty may earn a maximum of 9 hours (CAFE credits) of professional development compensation. 


  • Every hour of training is equal to one credit.  Partial credits are accepted (i.e., by quarter of hours).
  • Payment for accumulated credits will be made at the end of the semester.
  • To be compensated, all three items must be complete: 1) CTL registration, 2) CTL sign in, 3) Credit form.
  • Only full attendance at a workshop is paid. No partial credit/compensation for partial attendance.
  • Funding is limited. Repeat workshops will not be compensated if taken in the last 2 calendar years.


  • ALL CTL workshops are open to any adjunct faculty.
  • Adjuncts are encouraged to attend as many professional development opportunities as desired.
  • Compensation is limited to 9 hours maximum from approved CAFE workshops, which are the "Teaching & Learning" and "Learning Technologies" designations.

To register for workshops:

  • Login to CTL page for workshop registration:
  • Select the workshops you would like to attend. ( *Only "Teaching & Learning" and "Learning Technologies" workshops will be compensated - maximum 9 hours.)

Remember to LOGIN to the webpage for ability to register for workshops. (See screenshot.)

Program Enrollment: Individuals interested in receiving payment (based on the eligibility criteria) must enroll using the CAFE credit form. Deadline for the forms for the Spring semester is Friday, May 4, 2018 at 5:00pm:

  1. Download the CAFE credit form
  2. Complete and print the form (including signing the acknowledgement)
  3. Submit form to CTL administrative secretary ( by May 4, 2018.

Workshop Verification

  • Attendance at a compensation-eligible workshop is verified by the CTL online registration system and the sign-in sheets in relation to the credit form. To be considered for compensation, all three items must be present; registration, sign-in sheet/full attendance, and CAFE credit form.
  • The CTL offers many workshops. The only workshops eligible for CAFE credit are identified as "Teaching & Learning" and "Learning Technologies: and are listed on the CAFE form.
  • Individuals must register for the workshop, sign-in the day of the event, and attend the ENTIRE session to receive credit.

When a contract has been generated for professional development compensation (or for a teaching assignment), adjunct faculty must login to HCM and accept the assignment. Several paths are available to accept an assignment:

  • Download and follow the PDF directions.
  • Use the alternate path: HCM > MCCD Custom > MCCD Payroll > Use > Job Hire Document  - enter Document Nbr, scroll to bottom right side of document and click the approve button.
  • Visit the Faculty Services overview and help aids.